Definition of plecopteran in US English:


adjective & noun

  • See Plecoptera

    • ‘The plecopteran fauna was studied by means of slit traps and hand net during the summers of 1982-1987.’
    • ‘In many of the bootstrap analyses, node A is disrupted because the long plecopteran branch joins with the long collembolan branch, and this attraction is reduced under the more complex models.’
    • ‘The taxonomic diversity of the IKIP plecopteran specimens identified to date consists of 21 species belonging to 15 genera in 6 families.’